What’s the story on the airplane?Way back when . . . . . 1967 . . . . . . I went too "Green Valley Raceway" . . . . . Sunday - Sunday - Sunday , and, I did see 'Kelly Chadwick' race once.
Also , Art Arfones . . . . . and, the "Green Monster" dragster & "Green Monster Jet Car" .
But, My favorite was another Guy Named ; Kay Sissel from Calif, . . . . . . . Kay & Art would run on 'exhibition runs' against each other . The lil' Batam against the Green Monster.
oleyeller . . . . . . . . . . I grew up in Garland - - - a looong time ago . . . . . Thanks for posting the picture. Then, I heard that the old Green Valley Drag Strip is just a 'parking lot' - - now .
After I returned from overseas . . . I was at Camp Pendleton, so . . I went over to Santa Ana and my buddie & I got too spend the day at 'Santa Ana Raceway' & spent th' day watching the races. At that time (1970) - - - who would have thought they would be all gone !
Here in Arizona . . . we would go to Phoenix to watch the drags @ 'SpeedWorld' off of Jomax Road ; all closed down , back in early 2013.
The strong-armed influence of local government has claimed yet another victim in the drag racing world, as the Speedworld Raceway in Wittmann, Ariz., a multi-purpose racing facility complete with a 1/4 mile dragstrip, has been forced to close its gates.www.dragzine.com
One interesting item about Speed World - - - (about 1994) , I had a very good friend that worked in Bagdad ; and, we both were Flying at that time. Well , I missed my 'one ' chance - - - - my friend (Mike) was an ' EMT ' and would go to the track (Speed World) too ride in the "TRACK AMBULANCE" (on some Friday nights during the racing). So, Mike tells me that he's talked to the owner - - - - says to him - - - - "If you need me to be the EMT on the Ambulance this Friday - - - - it would be much Faster & Better for me - (Mike) , If I could fly down here and land on the 'strip' , then, after the races I could take-off & fly Home " .
So, the owner said YES . . . then, Mike asked if I wanted too go (we flew ALOT together - but, never in the same plane ……. we'd just follow each other everywhere).
Well, I couldn't go THAT Friday night - - - like how many chances do you get too actually (any time) "land on the track" ; then, after the races , we could take-off & fly Home .
I sure wanted to park both Planes on the 'Line - by the Tree' - and, get that "PICTURE"
oh well, it was "the one & only time" , I missed flying !
anybody want too buy 'a good airplane project ' (u can park it besides u'r Nova project) ………………. (then, my friend , Mike , is gone now).
(have I ever told you about my encounter with 'The U.S. Border Patrol' ) . . . . . . . later . . . . .